improve help text in the statistics tab

Bug #68472 reported by DiegoCG on 2006-10-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

software-properties' statistics tab text could be improved. Right now it says that the list of "installed software" will be sent "anonymously". This doesn't gives users enought information about what's being sent. It also uses some words that I don't think users' understand or care, like "users experience", or "statistical". Aditionally, users may want to visit popcon.ubuntu.com, but there're no links.

(as a side note: it's really neccesary to send the statistics 1 time per week? 1 time per month looks more sane)

Proposal: "To improve Ubuntu please take part in the Ubuntu Popularity Contest. If you do so, Ubuntu will recolect the list of software you've currently installed and how often it was used and will be sent to the Ubuntu Project on a weekly basis. The results are used to know what software our users like more, so we improve the support for the popular applications that the Ubuntu community likes more.

Ubuntu will NOT recolect personal information or any other kind of data, sensible or not. Your privacy will not be vulnerated. All the information recolected will be sent anonymously so the Ubuntu Project will not know where it comes from.

o Yes, I want to take part in the Ubuntu Popularity Contest

Visit http://popcon.ubuntu.com to see the results of the Contest"

Changed in software-properties:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

The text can indeed be improved. The text you have suggested looks ok, but I've made some changes, please tell what do you think:
"To improve Ubuntu please take part in the popularity contest. If you do so, Ubuntu will track the list of installed software and application usage and will send the collected data to the Ubuntu Project on a weekly basis. The results are used to know what software our users like more, so we can improve the support for popular applications.
Ubuntu will not collect personal information or any other kind of data, sensible or not. Your privacy will not be vulnerated. All the information collected will be sent anonymously so the Ubuntu Project will not know where does it come from."

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-11
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: Robert Roth (evfool) → nobody
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